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Greenwich leaders stay optimistic for 2019

GREENWICH — Despite some bad news at the end of 2018, prospects for the Greenwich area economy are encouraging, according to local officials. A highlight is the expected reopening this year of Wallie’s Restaurant, a long-closed landmark in the village business district.


Washington County supervisors seek mortgage tax increase

FORT EDWARD — The Washington County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution on Friday asking state legislators to approve an increase to the county’s existing mortgage recording tax.


Man in upstate New York gets life without parole for killing 2, wounding 1

WATERLOO, N.Y. — A man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend and a man, as well as wounding a second woman in an upstate New York village.


South Glens Falls man sentenced to prison

BALLSTON SPA — A registered sex offender who sold crack cocaine in the South Glens Falls area last year has been sentenced to at least 5 years in prison on a felony drug charge as well as a charge he didn't register as a sex offender.


DEC Officer Saves Bald Eagle in Upstate New York

Some may complain, but New York during the winter is absolutely beautiful and has some perks. One of those perks is being able to take a front seat to nature. From the end of December through February New Yorkers are watching for eagle migration. Here in the Hudson Valley, Bowdoin Park is a popular


School community learns about anxiety in documentary showing

GREENWICH — Children and teenagers are struggling with rising rates of stress and anxiety, but anxiety doesn’t have to take over their lives. That was the message of a new documentary, “Angst,” that was shown Thursday at Greenwich High School.


Cahill says 'time has come' to legalize marijuana in New York state

KINGSTON, N.Y. — Assemblyman Kevin Cahill says some his own family members who suffered from advanced cancer didn’t use marijuana to relieve pain because it was illegal. “I have had other members of my family who said that, in spite of the fact that it was illegal, they would use it — and sure enoug


Washington County teen charged with rape

A Washington County teen is charged with rape. The sheriff tells NewsChannel 13 17-year-old Logan Bump had sex with an acquaintance who was unable to give consent.


Survey grading kids' 'privilege' status outrages Saratoga Springs parents

SARATOGA SPRINGS - A class exercise in Saratoga Springs gets a failing grade. It asked students at the high school to score their privileged status. Parents are up in arms over the assignments' underlying message and offensive words used in the survey.


Volunteers Needed for 2019 New York State Seed to Supper course

HELP WANTED! Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County and The Town of Southeast Cultural Arts Coalition are excited to announce the launch of their 2019 New York State Seed to Supper course. Throughout this 5-week class, new gardeners will learn the ins and outs of vegetable gardening—on a bud


Washington County duck putting his other best foot forward

WHITE CREEK, N.Y. (WRGB) - When a White Creek family’s beloved duck lost his leg to a weasel attack, they weren’t sure he’d survive. But thanks to a prosthetic leg, Stumpy is waddling around again almost as good as new.


'Believe in it': Businesses are taking a chance on Hudson Falls

In shorts and a T-shirt, Rick Conley was crouched against the stairwell of The Strand Theatre on Feb. 6, smoothing spackling paste onto the wall. “It’s a labor of love,” he said, getting up and looking around the 1881 brick building that day by day receives a little more TLC from volunteers like him


Finch Paper looks to upgrade facilities, improve efficiency

GLENS FALLS — Finch Paper has gotten more efficient in the last few years and plans to use its profits to make many capital upgrades in 2019. Chief Financial Officer Alex Rotolo said 2017 was a tumultuous year in the paper industry as a lot of companies went out of business. While that was not good


Saratoga Springs classroom exercise draws criticism

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (WRGB) – There’s outrage among some parents and students at Saratoga Springs High School over a classroom exercise that asked students to rank themselves on factors like attractiveness, race, and orientation.


Study: Saratoga County 2nd most paycheck friendly county in New York

SARATOGA COUNTY, N.Y. — Saratoga County was ranked as the second most paycheck friendly county in New York state, according to a study by SmartAsset. Economic conditions in some places of the state mean residents’ paychecks can go further than others. With that in mind, SmartAsset conducted a study


Local man acquitted of child sex charge in North Carolina

A Wilton man who was arrested last year for allegedly raping a child in North Carolina has been acquitted of the charge he faced. Shane M. Germain, 28, was found not guilty of a charge of rape of a child in Beaufort County, North Carolina Superior Court after a trial that ended last week.


Editorial: Hoping that spring brings destruction to South Street

Stroll down South Street and things haven’t changed much since May of 2017, when the city of Glens Falls was awarded one of the state’s $10 million downtown revitalization grants.


Police: Man charged with felony in Warrensburg

WARRENSBURG -- A man from Thurman was charged with felony driving while intoxicated early Saturday after a traffic stop on Route 9 in Warrensburg, police said. Terrence K. Blenman, 40, was stopped at 3:16 a.m. when Warren County sheriff's officers determined he was driving a vehicle with a suspended


Two plead guilty in case of widespread medical taxi fraud

Defendants arrested as part of a criminal probe into Medicaid fraud appear at Northern District of New York United States District Court in Plattsburgh in May 2018. Two men implicated in an alleged scheme to defraud the state out of millions of dollars in Medicaid funds have pleaded guilty.


Dancers enjoy 32nd annual Flurry Festival in Saratoga Springs

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — All dancers and music lovers of all ages have been enjoying the 2019 Flurry Festival at the Saratoga Hilton Inn and City Center. Those participating in the three-day event can engage in more than 200 events, including dances, workshops, singing, concerts, jamming, performanc